The Wrong Guy (1997)





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TV director David Steinberg (Mad About You, Seinfeld) helmed this Canadian comedy satirizing The Fugitive and similar actioners. Cleveland corporate climber Nelson Hibbert (Dave Foley) is confident his promotion to company prez is just around the corner, but when it doesn't happen, he goes postal during a meeting, aiming threats at the boss who passed him over. Later, he barges into the boss' office, finds him dead, and runs from the office holding the bloody weapon. Since this was witnessed by his co-workers, he thinks they have accused him as the killer. Unaware surveillance cameras revealed the real killer, Hibbert hightails it for Mexico, certain that he's a most-wanted fugitive. Made in Toronto in 1996, this film expands on a sketch Foley scripted for Kids in the Hall.
PG-13 (for brief nudity, comic violence and some language)
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Dave Foley
as Nelson Hibbert
Jennifer Tilly
as Lynn Holden
Colm Feore
as The Killer
Joe Flaherty
as Fred Holden
David Anthony Higgins
as Detective Arlen
Enrico Colantoni
as Conspiracy Nut
Dan Redican
as Ken Daley
Boyd Banks
as Gas Station Guy
Gina Clayton
as Doctor Harris
Glen Cross
as Texas Cop
Jeff Clarke
as Oklahoma Cop
Dana Brooks
as Nagel's Sceretary
Valerie Boyce
as Manicurist
Don Dickinson
as Missouri Cop
Calvin Green
as Indiana Cop
Barry Flatman
as TV Crime Show Host
Jay Kogen
as Bus Driver
Robin McCulloch
as Capt. Hughes
Bruce McFee
as Federal Officer
David Steinberg
as Mental Patient
Gerry Mendicino
as Teamster
Carmelina Lamanna
as Miss Crystal Ball
Kevin McDonald
as Motel Manager
Martin Brown
as Engineer
Alan Bridle
as Juddidah
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Critic Reviews for The Wrong Guy

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Audience Reviews for The Wrong Guy

This is one of the great undiscovered films of the modern era. And I'd say that even if I didn't write it.

Jay Kogen
Jay Kogen

The film's various imitations of classic Hollywood film (from its Bond movie credits to an entire subplot based on It's a Wonderful Life) never quite attain either parody or homage. They simply remind us how much less impressive this film is than its models.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Some genuinely hilarious moments, but just not tied together well enough. Love that Dave Foley though.

Dan Mulhall
Dan Mulhall

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